German and Brazilian fans pose  with a replica of the World Cup trophy at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The World Cup has been a fantastic competition, full of drama and excitement, but it has given casino operators in the world’s biggest gambling hub, M(...)

Sinopec is on track to have a very good third quarter and second half as long as domestic fuel prices continue to track international crude prices closely.

Asia’s biggest refiner, China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, also known as Sinopec, posted a 24 per cent increase in first- half net income after its re(...)

The price of oil is on the advance, due to geopolitical risks in the Middle East and positive equity markets. Photograph: Karim Mohsen/Getty Images

Brent crude extended gains above $111 a barrel over-night to a near five-month high as rising tensions over a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syr(...)

 There are creeping anxieties that mainland China’s flagging economy could impact on the territory’s fortunes.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Hong Kong has a well-earned reputation as Asia’s shopping capital and the continent’s most vibrant real estate market, but there are creeping anxietie(...)

Global markets rallied today amid hopes of further economy-boosting moves by central banks and data showing US consumer confidence at a five-year high(...)

Passers-by walk past a stock index board showing various countries' stock price index outside a brokerage in Tokyo today. Photograph: Reuters

A last-minute package of rescue loans that saves Cyprus from a banking collapse and bankruptcy helped push Asian stock markets higher today. (...)

Eu ropean stocks rose to an almost five-year high as the region's policy makers begin a two-day summit. Japan ese equities climbed to th(...)